Calling all sun lovers, outdoor explorers, fishing fanatics, and anti-glare combatters! Is blinding glare getting between you and the view? Experience greater clarity and more comfortable vision with the best Wiley X polarized sunglasses designed to block reflective light. Handpicked by our expert Sports Opticians, these top five picks deliver great style and superior optics on the sunniest of days and all year round. Join SportRx as we share which frames made the cut and explain why Wiley X polarized sunglasses surpass the competition.

Table of Contents

A. Video Overview
B. What to Look for in Wiley X Polarized Sunglasses
1. CAPTIVATE™ Lens Technology
2. Filter 8™ Polarized
C. Best Wiley X Polarized Sunglasses
1. WX Alfa
2. WX P-17
3. WX Gravity
4. WX Omega
5. WX Peak
D. Wiley X Polarized FAQs
E. Shop Wiley X Polarized Prescription Sunglasses Online at SportRx

Video Overview

Join Sports Optician TJ as he shares the best Wiley X polarized sunglasses! Read on to learn more about the frames.

What to Look for in Wiley X Polarized Sunglasses

Before we jump into what sets Wiley X polarized lens technology apart, let's briefly discuss why you'd want polarized lenses in the first place.

When vertical light bounces off a horizontal surface, you experience glare. This light excess creates an uncontrolled brightness that hinders your visual performance. Often described as "blinding" or "dazzling," the visual sensation of glare is debilitating and uncomfortable.

To combat glare, polarized sunglasses use a filter that acts similarly to venetian blinds. A special treatment is applied to the lens in a vertical pattern to block excess horizontal light, so that your eyes can see through the glare. You'll experience a more comfortable visual experience with enhanced clarity and contrast.

Now that we understand the importance of polarization, let's review two polarized Wiley X lens technologies: CAPTIVATE™ and Filter 8™.

CAPTIVATE™ Lens Technology

Wiley X CAPTIVATE™ lenses manipulate the visible light spectrum to reveal brighter colors, greater contrast, and zero glare. By filtering out confusing light where colors overlap, you'll receive truer color definition with better depth perception. There are eight CAPTIVATE™ lens colors to choose from, each designed to enhance a specific environment and set of lighting conditions. Regardless of which lens color you choose, all Wiley X CAPTIVATE™ lenses are polarized, ANSI Z87.1-certified, and Rx-able.

fisherman on water vision through wiley x captivate lenses compared to without

Filter 8™ Polarized

Filter 8™ is Wiley X's classic, proprietary polarized lens technology. It comes in a range of colors and uses a polarized film layer to provide 100% polarization and 100% UV protection. Both Filter 8™ lenses and CAPTIVATE™ lenses are ANSI-rated and feature a hydrophobic coating with scratch-resistant layers to increase lens longevity.

Fish seen through water with Wiley X Filter 8 polarized lenses and without.

Best Wiley X Polarized Sunglasses

Without further ado, let's check out the frames! Here's a few common features that you'll find across every frame in our lineup:

  • ANSI-certified to meet strict safety standards
  • Triloid™ nylon frame construction is lightweight and durable
  • Shatterproof Selenite™ lenses deliver impact-resistance and 100% UV protection
  • All available with authentic Wiley X prescription lenses online at

Wiley X Alfa

Kicking off our lineup of the Best Wiley X Polarized Sunglasses, we have the WX Alfa. This new release is part of the Active 6 Series, which boasts lifestyle designs, performance details, and a prescription-friendly 6-base wrap. This collection also features removable side shields in every design, so you can increase your peripheral protection when it matters most.

The Wiley X Alfa uses generous square lenses to create a flattering look that also doubles as an effective shield against blinding glare. You'll have substantial protection from reflective light and harsh UV rays, so you can soak up the moment or spot that bedding bass. Rubber nose pads and temple tips keep the Wiley X Alfa comfortably in place when you break a sweat or for long days under the sun.

Wiley X polarized sunglasses Alfa frame in transparent olive with captivate bronze mirror lenses.

Wiley X Alfa in Gloss Crystal Light Olive with CAPTIVATE™ Polarized Bronze Mirror Lenses

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WX Alfa Key Features:

  • 6-base lens delivers lifestyle look with Rx-compatibility
  • Generous square lenses provide excellent coverage from glare & sun
  • Removable side shields for extra peripheral protection
  • Rx-able with Wiley X Filter 8™ & CAPTIVATE™ lens technology
  • SportRx Frame Width: 131 (What is SFW?)

Wiley X P-17

Our next frame is a Wiley X best-seller that has been around for over a decade. The Wiley X P-17 continues to be a favorite today for its full coverage design, lightweight feel, and polarized lens options. Featuring an 8-base wrap, distracting sunlight and peripheral light leak don't stand a chance against the P-17's contoured fit. Sleek rectangular lenses work on a variety of face shapes and create a clean look. As for staying power, the Wiley X P-17 comes with a removable T-Peg strap and optional leash cord. Customize the level of security depending on your activity or for choppy days out on the water.

Wiley X P-17 sunglasses in black crystal with captivate polarized red more lenses.

Wiley X P-17 in Black Crystal with CAPTIVATE™ Polarized Red Mirror Lenses

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WX P-17 Key Features:

  • 8-base wrap provides 180-degree protection
  • Former REXY Nominee for the Optician's Choice Award
  • Removable T-Peg strap & leash cord create extra frame security
  • Rx-able with Wiley X Filter 8™ & CAPTIVATE™ lens technology
  • SFW: 132

Wiley X Gravity

When you need a frame that can keep up with the variety of your days, look no further than Wiley X Gravity polarized sunglasses. This wrap around style is part of the Wiley X Climate Control Series, which specializes in protecting against airborne elements. From dust and debris to wind and allergens, the WX Gravity has you covered with its Facial Cavity™ Seal. Made of breathable open cell foam, this proprietary eye gasket creates the ultimate seal between your vision and external factors. Whether it's from wind on a motorcycle ride, or dust from the construction site, you'll be in good hands when sporting the Wiley X Gravity. The Facial Cavity™ Seal is also easily removed, so you can enjoy a more casual look while still getting glare defense.

Wiley X Gravity polarized sunglasses in python print with captivate green mirror lenses.

Wiley X Gravity in Kryptek Neptune with CAPTIVATE™ Polarized Green Mirror Lenses

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WX Gravity Key Features:

  • 8-base wrap provides 180-degree protection
  • Former REXY Winner for Best Motorcycle Sunglasses
  • Includes removable Facial Cavity™ Seal, T-Peg strap, & leash cord
  • Rx-able with Wiley X Filter 8™ & CAPTIVATE™ lens technology
  • SFW: 135

Wiley X Omega

Mix active performance, serious safety, and polarized lens tech, and you're bound to have a winner. The Wiley X Omega takes home the gold as an outstanding frame in the WX Active Series. This collection boasts 8-base wrap around designs to protect you from anything the day throws your way. Maximum coverage and a contoured fit create the ultimate defense against potential hazards and harsh reflective light. Thick temples further enhance peripheral protection and feature a gently curved design for a perfect and comfortable fit.

Wiley X polarized sunglasses featuring the Omega frame in matte black with grey lenses.

Wiley X Omega in Matte Black with CAPTIVATE™ Polarized Grey Lenses

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WX Omega Key Features:

  • 8-base frame & thick temples deliver maximum coverage
  • Former REXY Nominee for Best Fishing Sunglasses
  • Rubber nose pads keep the frame securely in place
  • Rx-able with Wiley X Filter 8™ & CAPTIVATE™ lens technology
  • SFW: 135

Wiley X Peak

Last, but certainly not least, the Wiley X Peak is ready to take you to new heights. Similar to our last frame, the Peak is also a member of the Wiley X Active Series. This lightweight and stylish frame brings the best of both worlds with its lifestyle design and performance details. From the square lenses with an 8-base curve to the refined temples, the WX Peak proves that style and sports performance don't have to be mutually exclusive. Get yours with polarized lenses and in Rx!

Wiley X Peak sunglasses for driving. Matte black frame with polarized grey silver lenses.

Wiley X Peak in Matte Black with CAPTIVATE™ Grey Silver Flash Lenses

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WX Peak Key Features:

  • 8-base style from the Wiley X Active Series
  • Square lenses provide generous coverage & lifestyle look
  • Rubber nose pads & bent temple keep the frame comfortably in place
  • Rx-able with Wiley X Filter 8™ & CAPTIVATE™ lens technology
  • SFW: 136

Wiley X Polarized FAQs

If you still have questions about polarized Wiley X sunglasses, we've got answers! Continue reading below for some of the most popular questions our Sports Opticians receive about Wiley X!

Are all Wiley X sunglasses polarized?

No, not all Wiley X sunglasses are polarized. Wiley X offers a variety of lenses in both polarized and non-polarized options. However, there is one important distinction regarding their line of Wiley X CAPTIVATE™ sunglasses. All Wiley X CAPTIVATE™ lenses are polarized; therefore, every frame in this collection features polarization.

What are the best Wiley X polarized fishing sunglasses?

For fishing, Sports Opticians recommend the WX Twisted, WX Grid, and WX Omega. All three frames have an 8-base wrap for maximum coverage, polarized lenses to cut glare on the water, and are available in prescription. To discover more frame recommendations, visit our blog on the Best Wiley X Sunglasses for Fishing.

Where can I buy Wiley X polarized sunglasses online?

Polarized Wiley X sunglasses are available at a variety of retailers. To ensure you're getting authentic Wiley X, we recommend shopping from one of their authorized dealers. At SportRx, we're proud to be an official retailer of Wiley X and have a team of friendly opticians who are experts in Wiley X. Give us a call and we'll be happy to answer any questions about their frames, polarized lenses, and prescription capabilities.

Can I put my prescription in Wiley X polarized sunglasses?

Yes! Wiley X polarized sunglasses can accommodate prescription lenses. At, every Wiley X frame is Rx-able and ready to take on your vision needs. Choose from their proprietary CAPTIVATE™ and Filter 8™ lenses to achieve a unique look tailor-made to your Rx.

Shop Wiley X Polarized Prescription Sunglasses Online at SportRx

We hope today's blog has helped you find your perfect match of Wiley X polarized sunglasses. If you need prescription, we've got you covered. When you shop with SportRx, you’ll find video guides and tool tips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with a WX expert, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your Wiley X polarized sunglasses to your vision needs.

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